Melissa McCarthy Called “Tractor-Sized,” “Hippo” In Disgusting Review Of Identity Thief

Melissa McCarthy called “Tractor-Sized,” “Hippo” in disgusting review of Identity Thief. Melissa McCarthy stars with Jason Bateman in the new film Identity Thief, and while it’s fair not to like the movie, longtime New York Observer reviewer Rex Reed attacks the actress’s weight throughout his scathing piece.


After calling the film “trashy” and a “chunk of junk,” Reed notes that McCarthy’s thief character is “tractor-sized” and “humongous.” But that’s not the worst of it. He also refers to the popular comedic star as a “female hippo.”

And if you didn’t think it was personal, Reed adds that McCarthy is “a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success.”